Growing up we followed the proverbial American Tradition of Turkey and the works.
My daughter recently reminded me that we have developed our own tradition of being "odd" for Thanksgiving.
Here are a few examples of the Thanksgiving meals which we have eaten since our daughter arrived (more than 30 years ago.) ouch!
- All you can eat buffet
- Take out Chinese
- Cruddy truck stop meal
- Picnic in the back yard (My brother lives in Tucson)
- Smoked turkey with less than "typical" Thanksgiving fare
- Upscale restaurant meal in a Casino in Vegas
- Kabobs on the grill
- Prime Rib (took 3 years in a row to get the recipe right)
- Deep fried turkey
This year our daughter, her hubby and their 2 kiddos will be eating a traditional meal with hubby's family. That may be a shock to her system.
I'll be working.
Hubby will eat chips and dips in front of whichever football game happens to be on the tube after the first, third and fifth game he watches.
The one thing that has never changed for us -- we do indeed offer thanks to the Lord
for all we have, for all we have experienced in the past year and for His mercy.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving celebration -- no matter what you eat or where you are!